Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Fatal Collision on KY 30 in Owsley County
Date of News Release: 02/27/2012
(Richmond, KY) -- On Monday, February 27, 2012, at 4:16 pm EST Kentucky State Police Richmond Post was contacted by the Owsley County Dispatch concerning a collision on KY 30. Trooper Brent Lynch responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates an Owsley County EMS ambulance, operated by Dustin Allen Cooper, was traveling west on KY 30. A pedestrian entered into the path of the ambulance and was struck. EMS personnel provided first aid. EMS personnel and their patient were not injured in the collision. The pedestrian, Billy Smith, 62 years old of Vincent, KY was pronounced deceased at 4:53 pm EST by the Owsley County Coroner Eddie Isaacs.
KSP Crash Reconstructionist Sergeant Starlin Hacker responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Owsley County Sheriffs Department, Vincent Fire Department, and Owsley County EMS.